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Insert Pages into a PDF in Acrobat – Tutorial

by / Friday, 23 September 2016 / Published in Acrobat, Latest

Insert Pages into a PDF in Acrobat: Overview

            You can insert pages into a PDF in Acrobat from files and other sources. It is possible to insert pages into a PDF in Acrobat from another PDF file. You can also insert pages into a PDF in Acrobat from content copied to the clipboard. You can even insert a blank page into a PDF.

            To insert pages into a PDF in Acrobat XI Pro, click the “Options” drop-down menu button at the top of the Page Thumbnails panel. Then roll your mouse pointer over the “Insert Pages” command to display a side menu of insertion choices. The choices are “From File…,” “From Clipboard…,” and “A Blank Page…”. Before using the “From Clipboard…” command, must copy content from another application. If you select the “From File…” command, the “Select File To Insert” dialog box opens. Use this dialog box to navigate to the PDF that contains the pages to insert. Then select it and click the “Open” button to continue. All the pages within the PDF are inserted into the current PDF. To insert only selected pages from a PDF, first use the “Extract” command in that PDF.

Insert Pages into a PDF in Acrobat - Tutorial: A picture of a user inserting pages into a PDF in Acrobat XI Pro.

Insert Pages into a PDF in Acrobat – Tutorial: A picture of a user inserting pages into a PDF in Acrobat XI Pro.

            At that point, for any command selected, the “Insert Pages” dialog box opens. First choose where to insert the new pages within the current PDF. Do this by selecting either “Before” or “After” from the “Locations” drop-down menu. Then select the page in the current PDF to place the selected content before or after by making a choice from the “Page” section. Your choices are “First,” “Last,” and “Page.” If you select “Page,” then type the page number of the page you want to insert the new pages before or after into the adjacent field. Then click the “OK” button. The selected pages are then inserted into the PDF at the specified location.

Insert Pages into a PDF in Acrobat: Instructions

  1. To insert pages into a PDF in Acrobat XI, click the “Options” drop-down menu button at the top of the Page Thumbnails panel.
  2. Then roll your mouse pointer over the “Insert Pages” command to display a side menu of insertion choices.
  3. The choices are “From File…,” “From Clipboard…,” and “A Blank Page….”
  4. Before using the “From Clipboard…” command, you must copy content from another application.
  5. If you select the “From File…” command, the “Select File To Insert” dialog box opens.
  6. Use this dialog box to navigate to the PDF that contains the pages to insert.
  7. Then select it and click the “Open” button to continue.
  8. At that point, for any command selected, the “Insert Pages” dialog box opens.
  9. Choose where to insert the new pages in the current PDF by selecting either “Before” or “After” from the “Locations” drop-down menu.
  10. Then select the page in the current PDF to place the selected content before or after by choosing either “First,” “Last,” or “Page” from the “Page” section.
  11. If you select “Page,” then type the page number of the page you want to insert the new pages before or after into the adjacent field.
  12. Click the “OK” button.

Insert Pages into a PDF in Acrobat: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “Inserting Pages from Files and Other Sources,” shows how to insert pages into a PDF in Acrobat XI Pro. This video lesson is from our complete Acrobat XI Pro training, titled “Mastering Acrobat Made Easy v.XI Pro.”

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